NEWS AND STATEMENTS


Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Serving in South Africa, St. Lucia, Congo, Colombia and Cambodia, five global missionaries share how they continue to engage in mission during the pandemic.
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Christmas in Such a Time as This

Christmas in Such a Time as This

How do we draw strength from Christmas this year for the work of God’s mission in the world? Roland Fernandes, general secretary of Global Ministries, shares four lessons.
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New class of Global Ministries EarthKeepers expands purpose

New class of Global Ministries EarthKeepers expands purpose

Commissioned in an online service on Dec. 8, 24 EarthKeepers will lead environmental initiatives in their communities, with many focusing on the intersection of stewardship and social justice.
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Global Ministries awards scholarships

Global Ministries awards scholarships

Forty-four students from 16 countries enrolled in a wide range of fields will receive leadership development scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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Commemorate World AIDS Day with Global Health

Commemorate World AIDS Day with Global Health

Express solidarity on World AIDS Day by supporting United Methodist ministries that reach high school students with information about what HIV is and how to prevent AIDS from spreading in their communities.
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Grants supplement global mission personnel needs

Grants supplement global mission personnel needs

Nationals in Mission (NIM) grants totaling $605,362 were approved on November 12, 2020, by Global Ministries’ board of directors. The funds will cover salary supplements for 182 mission-related positions in 60 countries.
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Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, international track

Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, international track

The application for the 2021-23 cohort of young adults serving in social justice ministries internationally opens Monday, Nov. 23.
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For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency

For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency

In a year when one disaster seemed to follow another, the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s longtime investment into the training and support of church members who respond — both in the U.S. and globally — is paying off.
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Global Health initiative exceeds goal of reaching 1 million children

Global Health initiative exceeds goal of reaching 1 million children

Abundant Health, The United Methodist Church’s global health initiative, has achieved and exceeded its 2020 goal by reaching 1,075,732 million children with lifesaving interventions.
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Bishop Yambasu agriculture initiative announced by Global Ministries

Bishop Yambasu agriculture initiative announced by Global Ministries

An agriculture initiative for Africa launched by Global Ministries two years ago has been renamed in memory of the late Bishop John K. Yambasu of Sierra Leone.
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